Tone Ghost Ether returns to the shores of Earth Mantra, this time with a absolutely delicious release somewhere in between the floating pure ambience of "Condor Sail Curve" and the sleek world fusion of "Guard Lock Skin". Called "The White Space", this is a mesmerizing collection of ambient pieces, but with a decided edge unlike any ambient you have ever heard.
It is very hard to characterize this music, due to its refreshing originality. We can't really call it tribal ambient, at least not in the conventional sense of the phrase, but it is somewhat analogous in that the artists combine beautiful ambient sound sculpture of the highest order with trance-inducing hand percussion. But there is so much more to this music, combining elements from all sorts of musical styles. A B3-style organ even makes an appearance! Leave it to the masters to be able to combine such disparate parts into a seamless whole that sounds completely natural. This is a true gem, folks.
For those not familiar, Tone Ghost Ether is a three way improvisational collaboration between musical virtuosos Brad Allen, John Tlusty, and Kit Watkins. Yes we said 'improvisational', for all the music you hear in this magnificent recording was composed and performed live, on the fly, and is almost completely untouched. What is most amazing about this trio is how perfectly their live performances blend with each other, very unlike any live improvisation we have ever heard. Genuinely astonishing work.
We are deeply excited to be able to bring you the music of Tone Ghost Ether on our humble little netlabel, and look forward to releasing more music by this gifted trio. We give this album our highest of recommendations.
As always, all Earth Mantra releases are available under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported license. For commercial use, please contact us.
Music written, recorded, and produced by Kit Watkins, John Tlusty and Brad Allen.
Originally released in 2002. Re-released under Creative Commons on Earth Mantra in September 2008.
Please visit Tone Ghost Ether on the net at http://www.kitwatkins.com/TGE.
Released under the "Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported" license, which allows and encourages free use of this material so long as certain conditions are met. Details of this license can be found at:
earman057 - Tone Ghost Ether - The White Space
58:58 - 113 MB
01 - Atom Breath Giant (21:32, 40.3 MB) 02 - Cloud Seven Below (5:58, 11.2 MB) 03 - Big Sky Canyon (12:29, 23.4 MB) 04 - The White Space (18:59, 35.6 MB)